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Archive for December 25th, 2008

Month? Day?

Day of Christ’s birth – uncertain – one chance in 365 it was today.

Month of Christ’s birth – uncertain – one chance in 12 it was today.

 

Christ was born – very certain – no chance taken, it’s in the Bible.

          And in throngs of Christian hearts.  –eab, 12/25/08

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            Like  Him,  We  “Give”

 

            The voice of God walked in the garden.

            Does that imply He has toes?

            Sacrifices brought a sweet odor.

            Does that mean God has a nose?

 

            It sounds like He has a mouth, an eye,

            Maybe even has a hand.

            Anthropomorphism does abound,

            Some struggle to understand.

 

            These body parts are merely emblems.

            God  IS  Spirit – Was – will Be!

            But made “in His image” is still real,

            In ways no man’s eye can see.

 

            We’re made “Creative” like our Maker.

            We’re like Him in loving “Truth.”

            We appreciate realms of “Beauty,”

            More real than ear, foot or tooth.

 

            What does this have to do with Christmas;

            That God/man share “Mercy,” Love,”

            That God gave man “Imagination,”

            Other “Bits” of the Above?

 

            This time of year we think of His Son,

            Given as a priceless Gift.

            We’re made also to enjoy “Giving.”

            It brings a blest, inward lift.

 

            God – help us to be like You, year-round,

            Sharing Your “Love” here below, 

            And when we’ve given to You and men,

            May we upward, finally go.        – eab, 12/11/2008

 

                      The Edgar A Bryans

 

 

                        The Edgar A Bryans

 

 

 

 

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Christ – filled Christmas

May each reader have a Christ-filled day as we

recallHis willingness to come to earth and the

Father’s willingness to send Him.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. 

Edgar A Bryan 

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Prophecies of Daniel and Apocalypse of John – Isaac Newton

 

The former part of the Prophecy related to the first coming of Christ, being dated to his coming as a Prophet; this being dated to his coming to be Prince or King, seems to relate to his second coming. There, the Prophet was consummate, and the most holy anointed: here, he that was anointed comes to be Prince and to reign. For Daniel‘s Prophecies reach to the end of the world; and there is scarce a Prophecy in the Old Testament concerning Christ, which doth not in something or other relate to his second coming. If divers of the antients, as [8] Irenæus, [9] Julius Africanus, Hippolytus the martyr, and Apollinaris Bishop of Laodicea, applied the half week to the times of Antichrist; why may not we, by the same liberty of interpretation, apply the seven weeks to the time when Antichrist shall be destroyed by the brightness of Christ‘s coming?

                – Chapter X

 

We avoid also the doing violence to the language of Daniel, by taking the seven weeks and sixty two weeks for one number. Had that been Daniel‘s meaning, he would have said sixty and nine weeks, and not seven weeks and sixty two weeks, a way of numbering used by no nation. In our way the years are Jewish Luni-solar years, [11] as they ought to be;

                – Chapter X

 

Thus the Empire of the Greeks, which at first brake into four kingdoms, became now reduced into two notable ones, henceforward called by Daniel the kings of the South and North.

                – Chapter XII

Isaac Newton was a serious student of Scripture as well as a scientist – interesting combination.

He was born this day in Lincolnshire, England.  His thoughts on Daniel and Revelation can be downloaded from the net.

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